Uganda

 
Could this country be among the world's best for refugees?
Could this country be among the world's best for refugees?
A heady mix of Afrobeat and traditional South Sudanese folk music hangs over the jumbled stalls and makeshift corrugated iron shops that form the...
Medical smart jacket tackles misdiagnosis of pneumonia
Medical smart jacket tackles misdiagnosis of pneumonia
Ugandan undergraduate Brian Turyabagye was studying engineering when his friend’s grandmother fell seriously ill. He accompanied her to hospital...
Ugandan ConCourt ruling backs queer people's rights
Ugandan ConCourt ruling backs queer people's rights
When Uganda’s Constitutional Court ruled on Thursday to scrap a provision in the Equal Opportunities Commission Act it deemed unconstitutional, it...
​I was a refugee. One touch of humanity helped me start a new life
​I was a refugee. One touch of humanity helped me start a new life
I cried my eyes out when I arrived in the United Kingdom, a refugee. I remember the police officer at immigration control looking down at me, a...
​Flight to safety: A lesbian's story of persecution in Uganda and her SA experience
​Flight to safety: A lesbian's story of persecution in Uganda and her SA experience
"You know, in Uganda, if you tell people you’re a lesbian, they’ll say you’re Satan.
LGBTI people in Uganda under threat, but undeterred
LGBTI people in Uganda under threat, but undeterred
A rainbow-coloured flag fluttered in the background. The hall, beautifully decorated and contestants for the Mr/Ms/Mx Pride Uganda beauty pageant...
Uganda reels from media crackdown
Uganda reels from media crackdown
Less than a week after Ugandans celebrated World Press Freedom Day, Minister of Information and National Guidance Jim Muhwezi Katugugu has banned...
Ugandan women turn to boxing to escape the slum
Ugandan women turn to boxing to escape the slum
They live impoverished lives in one of the largest slums in Uganda’s capital city of Kampala. Without permanent shelter or jobs, Morine Nakilyowa...
Uganda urged to arrest al-Bashir
Uganda urged to arrest al-Bashir
A prominent international human rights group has urged the Ugandan government to arrest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and send him to face...
Lesbian rapper dodges death
Lesbian rapper dodges death
Until the end of last year, Berlin was leading an engaged and active life in Uganda, running successful anti-female genital mutilation programmes,...
Kenyans and Ugandans need to change their ways to arrest lifestyle diseases
Kenyans and Ugandans need to change their ways to arrest lifestyle diseases
More than 90% Kenyans consume less than five servings of fruits and vegetables on most days. Nearly a quarter always add salt to their food before...
Save a little money, save a little life
Save a little money, save a little life
Six years ago Betty Walakira's world came crashing down around her. She believed the nonprofit organisation she founded in Uganda in 2005, Health...

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